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In the Post-Utopian Age, 1st Edition

By Christopher J. Smith


648 pages

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China in the Post-Utopian Age is an interdisciplinary book about China in the post-utopian age, focusing on the transformations that have occurred during the leaderships of Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- China in the Post-Utopian Age -- China and the Geographical Imagination -- Space, Society, and the State in China -- Culture Change in Contemporary China -- China's Political Economy and the Transition out of Socialism -- China's Population: Resistance, Compliance, and the National Interest -- Life, Death, and the Commodification of Health Care in China -- The Four Modernizations: China's Economic and Spatial Transition -- Agrarian Reform in China: Feeding the Billion-Plus -- China's Economy in the Transition from Plan to Market -- The World's Most Rapidly Urbanizing Nation -- Inequality and Persistent Poverty in China -- The Other Chinas: Taiwan and Hong Kong -- Contested Lives and Landscapes in Contemporary China -- China's Minorities: Ethnicity, Accommodation, and Resistance -- Gender Issues in the Transition out of Socialism -- Serving the People? Private Versus Public Provision in China's Cities -- Market Forces and the New Population Mobility in China -- State and Society in China at the End of the Millennium -- Saving the Bad Earth? China's Environmental Crisis -- China and the Global Economy at the Century's End -- State-Society Relationships in the Post-Utopian Age -- Utopia and "Dreams of Heaven" in the New Millennium?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies